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4. Focus aid on economic potentialand Get creative with investments. 5.The governments of developing countries must follow their commitments with action through national poverty reduction plans. Strategic and joined-up
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approaches to ending extreme poverty would enable ownership over the way that public, private and aid resources are allocated and used. 6.Get everyone involved. (The governments must work with partners across different sectors – including businesses, private sector institutions, donors, aid agencies, public departments and ministries. Coordination is critical for transparent, accountable, and effective delivery. ) 9. Improve data on poverty. (Most developing countries use inadequate and out-of-date data. If governments are going to meet the needs of their poorest citizens, they need to know where these people live and what their needs are. We need to monitor wider, multi-dimensional aspects of poverty alongside income, and ask poor people themselves what their priorities are.) The human population is undergoing unprecedented growth and demographic change. By the end of this century, there will be an estimated 9.5 billion people living on the planet, 75 percent of whom will be located in urban settlements and developing consumerist tendencies. More mouths to feed and changes in tastes for food types will require doubling world agricultural production in four decades, water consumption will need to increase 30 percent by 2030, and three billion extra people will seek shelter in urban settings by 2050. This article contends that the world’s survival solutions are not so much dependent on science or technology, but rather on the choices that we (or rather our political leaders) make about critical national and global issues. As population rises, millions are living in increasingly marginal places (prone to flooding, desertification, and degraded soil) so we should not be surprised when we have, for instance, food scarcity or famine. Increasing population is forcing millions to live in locations increasingly at risk from natural disasters (e.g., flooding, landslides, and so on). Where poor people are obliged to live must be planned for, far more appropriately, taking into account available resources, their limitations, and the overall implications of global climate change. We betray the future if we do not tackle the problems
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facing us while we have the opportunity, and that opportunity is rapidly receding. Programs for the poor The government’s five selected flagship social protection programs targeting the poor are: the Livelihoods Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), the Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW), the School Feeding Programme, the National Health Insurance (NHIS) Exemptions and the Basic Education Capitation Grants. (INCLUSIVE GROWTH,SOCIAL PROTECTION) Strategies to address hunger need to include (i) increasing the availability and affordability of nutritious food, particularly for vulnerable populations; (ii) promoting safe water, sanitation and hygiene to reduce diarrheal diseases that
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  • Summer '16
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  • Poverty, President Jim Yong Kim

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